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WCF Partnership Meeting

One standard to bind them: Sustainable cocoa framework to go live in 2016

A voluntary framework for sustainable cocoa that could help align industry efforts will be introduced by the end of 2016, say those behind the standard.

Lost World: ICAM taps Amazonian cocoa for Vanini brand launch

Italian confectioner ICAM has launched premium chocolate brand Vanini in the US, which uses Bagua cocoa, grown in the Peruvian amazon.

WCF Partnership Meeting

Topsy turvy: Sustainable cocoa efforts are upside down, says WWF

Chocolate companies and certification organizations can get better productivity gains by improving underperforming cocoa farmers rather than rewarding top producers, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

Natural sweeteners market continues to grow – but yet to reach full potential

The natural sweeteners market has continued to grow as consumers seek to cut both sugar and artificial sweeteners from their diets – but it still has a long way to go to catch up with more established sweeteners.

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Ebola impact on chocolate and cocoa supply
Emergency relief

Cocoa and chocolate firms must act to stop Ebola spread, says Transmar Group

Cocoa Ingredients supplier Transmar has called on cocoa and chocolate companies to make a donation to the...

Clean label chocolate at greater risk of fungal contamination: Study

Microbiological stability of confectionery fillings ‘compromised’ in quest for clean labels: Study

Confectioners’ products are at a greater risk of fungal spoilage when using clean label or alcohol free...

Mondelēz Kenya plant closure

Mondelēz abandons Kenyan manufacturing

Mondelēz International will stop manufacturing from its Cadbury Kenya plant at the end of this month as...

Hershey develops heat resistant chocolate
Patent Watch

Chocolate for the summertime: Hershey develops heat resistant chocolate

Hershey has developed its own method to produce chocolate that can withstand hot climates following similar moves...

Retailers need to up sustainable cocoa game

Retailers need to up sustainable cocoa game, says BDSI

Supermarkets in Germany cannot neglect their role in bringing about a sustainable cocoa supply chain, says the...

Probiotic levels in chocolate

How to measure probiotic counts in chocolate

Flow cytometry – a laser-based cell sensor system – is almost twice as accurate at measuring probiotic...

Godiva takes legal aim at Lady Godiva pub

Hands off our legendary brand – Godiva takes legal aim at pub

Belgian chocolate maker Godiva has challenged a Swiss pub over its use of a “confusingly similar” image...

Stevia chocolate firm Coco Polo eyes mainstream retail

Can stevia chocolate ever be a mainstream retail fixture?

Stevia chocolate is beginning to gain momentum in the US but could take at least a decade...

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